Fossil wood is a material of ancient origins, miraculously reached to the present day. The main deposits are located in the Sava river, in the north east of the Balkan peninsula. Hundreds of years ago, a flood broke down the trees of the surrounding woods, burying them under a layer of sand and gravel. The wood underwent a fossilization process that kept the grain and aesthetic characteristics intact. This is why each of these pieces, recovered from the bottom of the river with respect for the environment, has an extraordinary value: that of history.
Seven axes have been obtained from an elm trunk of about 60-70 years, protected by river silt for another 600 years and transformed by a very slow fossilization process, two of which are joined to compose a Plurima table. When the original tree grew in the open air, on the banks of the Sava River, the whole of Europe was almost entirely covered by forests. Leonardo Da Vinci, Lorenzo De Medici, Christopher Columbus were probably not yet born and Gutenberg had not yet invented the press.
The transformation of the wood has increased its hardness and has given it a gray-green hue, with pearly nuances which, merging with the original veins, create a unique emotion. The signs of aging on the surface have been filled with resin inserts that keep them visible, indeed they highlight the uniqueness of fossil wood: from the depths of the past, a work of art created by Nature.
Top in fossil Elm wood with opaque transparent resin processing.
Transparent painted iron base.